Revival for Jowett
A display of pure love and adulation; this year’s Goodwood Revival was as spectacular as ever
The revival event is almost indescribable if you have not yet had the privilege of attending.
Launched in 1998, the festival takes you back in time to the glamour of the 1940-1960’s.
Having remained consistent in its throwback and showcasing of motorsports hair raising heyday, actors and actresses take to most corners in period fashion, interacting with any available audience.
The Goodwood Revival is a one of a kind, prestigious event and if you keep your eyes peeled you will be sure to see celebrities amongst the crowds and engine bays.
Austin A40’s, a Ford Thunderbird, MG YB and many other cars were to be seen boisterously revving at the starting line for the St. Mary’s Trophy race, showcasing an eclectic range saloon cars built between 1950 and 1959.
Thermex proudly entered the unique Jowett Javelin. Built in 1953, this British legacy masterpiece had its work cut out racing against cars half of its weight and more than double its stretched horse power capabilities.
The capacity crowd cheered on for the spectacle, all the more thrilling with celebrities such as double British Touring Car Champion John Cleland taking to the track in a racing red Volvo PV544.
The talented Redbull F1 Team Principal, Christian Horner, paired with our very own Julian Crossley for the race.
Impressed with the Jowett’s performance during the qualifying race, Horner enthused, “She handled superbly. She took the corners very predictably and consistently”, giving the F1 leader an unexpected edge for the race day ahead.
Keeping things cool, the car finished 9th overall, after a heart racing two part journey and beating its own record.
The Jowett Javelin has been a joy for Thermex to showcase to the world once again.
Despite closing its doors in 1966, Goodwood is still one of the most exciting places to enjoy motorsport and celebrate British manufacture.
I look forward to visiting next year if I am lucky enough the attend.